Ex-Ringo Starr Facel Vega goes under the hammer

It was the Bentley Continental GT Speed of the rock and roll era: the luxurious yet brutal Facel Vega. Ringo Starr owned one - and that very car will be auctioned by Bonhams in London on 1 December...

The 1964 Facel Vega Facel II is one of just 26 examples which left the factory in right-hand-drive format. Ringo Starr also ordered a more powerful, 6.7-litre V8 version, which replaced the 6.3-litre standard engine. The Facel in the Bonhams sale could well find a lucky new owner for GBP 300,000 to 350,000.

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